Alright, so this is kinda weird, I'm 15, and I was wondering if it was normal or not... when I take a bath and have my period at the same time (w/o a tampon in), it doesn't matter how I sit, I'll get a ton of water sucked into my vagina. Then right after that happens I feel this urge down there and I contract the muscles and out into my once clear water is drifting peaces of red, bloodish period! I know I can take showers instead but I was just wondering if something is wrong with me or if I shouldn't take baths without a tampon and if that water inside me during my period could be dangerous and hurting my body somehow... My mom says once you hit water your body will not release blood if you have your period, I still wear tampons to public pools and such but it that normal? It felt like my uteris was just sucking in water and it was just weird... but my period was a day shorter.. idk! is bathing a bad idea, should I just stop worring, or is it pretty normal?
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Tampons can absorb water from the bath or the pool, particulary if they're not inserted far enough into the vagina. But there's really nothing that dangerous about getting a bit of water into your vagina- it'll just come back out when you get out of the tub. (I doubt your uterus was "sucking in water"- the cervix prevents things from entering the uterus that shouldn't be there.)
Your mom is wrong- your body does not stop having a period when you get into water. The water simply washes away any evidence of it. Also, periods aren't just blood- they also contain mucus and endometrial tissue, so that may be the stuff you saw floating around in the tub.
There's nothing unusual or dangerous about what you're describing, and it's totally safe to bathe during your period- what do you think people did for ages and ages before we had showers?
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